Why is there such a massive disprepency between raw and cooked calories from the same food?
Trying to track my calorie intake but when I take the exact same food and enter its raw vs cooked values it's drastically different, basically double!
I measured out 400 grams of raw 85% lean ground beef, after I cooked it the scale said it was now 200 grams.
Beef, ground, 85% Lean Meat 15% Raw states 400 grams is 860 calories, but Beef, Ground, 85% Lean Meat 15% Fat, Patty, Cooked, Pan broiled states 200 grams is 464.0 calories, sooo which one is the right one? Did I just eat 464 calories or 860? The numbers aren't even close. The same happens with raw vs cooked pork chops, the raw states nearly double.
So yeah, which one of the two am I supposed to be going for? It seems as if it will make a very drastic difference in what I try to do for my diet.